Education Notes


April 12, 2009

Registration for pre-K, kindergarten

Anne Arundel County public schools will hold pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration for the 2009-2010 school year during regular school hours at the elementary schools Tuesday through Friday.

* Pre-kindergarten registration: The pre-kindergarten program selects children 4-years-old on or by Sept. 1 based on economic and educational needs.

Parents should check with schools offering pre-kindergarten for registration times or access to translators.

Schools offering pre-kindergarten are listed on

* Kindergarten registration: Children who are 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 are required to attend public or private kindergarten.

Registration for public kindergarten is taken at the assigned school.

Parents must take to registration the child's birth certificate or birth record, a copy of the child's immunization record, and two proofs of residency.

Pre-kindergarten applicants must show proof of household income.

Information: 410-222-5441.

Board of Education

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the administration building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.

Information: 410-222-5000.

Judiciary forum

The Anne Arundel Community College Legal Studies Institute will hold its annual Forum on the Judiciary, "The Courts: Cases & Events," at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Cade Center Room 219 on the Arnold West campus.

Judges will discuss memorable and significant cases and events that took place in their courtrooms.

Participants are Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Maryland Court of Appeals; Chief Judge Benson Everett Legg, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Chief Judge Peter B. Krauser, Maryland Court of Special Appeals; Chief Administrative Judge Nancy L. Davis-Loomis, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court; Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn, District Court of Maryland; and Master in Chancery Cynthia M. Ferris, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Information: 410-777-7323.

Pollution panel

Anne Arundel Community College will host a panel discussion to debate the TV show Frontline's premise that consumers, rather than manufacturers, are the leading sources of chemical pollution in the nation's waterways.

An excerpt from Frontline's Poisoned Waters film will be shown, followed by the discussion, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Florestano Building Room 101 on the Arnold campus.

The Frontline show will air at 9 p.m. April 21 on PBS.

Panelists will include Donald Boesch, president, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; Russ Brinsfield, executive director, Maryland Center for Agro-ecology Inc.; Bob Gallagher, executive director, West/Rhode Riverkeeper Inc.; Sally Hornor, AACC professor of biology who heads a summer water quality monitoring program in the county; and Rick Young, producer of Hedrick Smith Productions Inc., which co-produced Poisoned Waters with Frontline.

Information: 410-777-2306.

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